In the mid 1600’s, when King Charles I reigned England and pirates controlled the seas, twins separated at birth are reunited under dire circumstances in the sleepy town of Port de Couler de Bateaux, Port of Sinking Ships. Jacqueline and Alexandria settle into the Midway Zebra inn with their new surrogate parents, innkeepers Jemima and Fred Bumbleridge. Eight years later, the inn burns to the ground, taking the beloved Bumbleridges with it. The twins are abandoned once more, but their guardians have left something to remember them by. Two small bags of gold, two cloaks, two flintlocks, and two gold lockets. A riddle is inscribed on each locket, finishing not only a tale of piracy but also opening a door to the girls’ mysterious past. Partnered with a thief, a butler, and a wannabe Viking, the two sail across the ocean in search of answers. Together the twins discover that not everyone is who they seem, and, sometimes things take a turn for the worse, – especially when there is Treachery at Martinique Isle.
My name is Rachel Cheríe and I am not one for long, wordy bios about myself. So, here are some key points:
* Has been actively writing stories on and off since elementary school.
* Completed her first novel manuscript at the age of 14 after an illness kept her bedridden for several weeks.
* Used to enjoy reading, but after 3 middle school years in a school-mandated reading program, actually doesn’t care for reading anymore.
* Has continued writing not just from personal motivation and love of the art, but also from strong encouragement from close friends and family.
* Self published her first book in 2005, during her Freshman year of college. This book is now being published through Tate Publishing with a new title of Daughters of the High Seas (Book 1): Treachery at Martinique Isle.
* Is the oldest of three siblings.
* Has a degree in Business Administration.
* Self-taught herself web design and does it on the side.
* Currently living in California with her husband, son, and multiple pets (3 cats, 1 dog, and 3 leopard geckos).